A woman has been arrested for posing as an official from the Lagos State Governor’s Office at Italian Embassy in a bid to secure visas for some members of the public.
A statement released by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, said the suspect, via an e-mail sent to the Embassy of Italy in Lagos, allegedly posed as an official of Lagos State government and sought the country’s visas for some unsuspecting Nigerians.
Akosile said the embassy however, wrote to the Governor’s Office to authenticate the claims, which were later found to be false. She was arrested and is currently being interrogated.
Akosile added that the lady denied the allegation, claiming that her email was hacked.
In the meantime, the office has warned members of the public not to deal with any persons who parade themselves as government representatives in consular matters.